Arsene Wenger Talks Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas as Window Opens

Well we’ve certainly got an exciting transfer window ahead this summer. Some of the biggest names in world football are thought to be on the move, with several already having completed moves to their new clubs. Names like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski, and Neymar have been all the buzz as of late, with additional names like Wayne Rooney Cesc Fabregas, and Fernando Torres filling in the gaps.

With the transfer window having been open for just a couple of days now, deals are already being made. AS Monaco, for example, are taking lessons from Queens Park Rangers and appear to be buying every player on the market. With incredible additions to their newly promoted squad in the form of Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and James Rodríguez, Monaco have made a bold statement in European football and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Neymar finally concluded his transfer saga by putting pen to paper on an FC Barcelona contract while Robert Lewandowski’s future continues to remain somewhat cloudy. Rumors that the free-scoring Pole may follow former teammate Mario Goetze to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich are rife, though, we’ll have to wait and see if Dortmund’s biggest nightmare seemingly repeats itself again this summer.

When discussing the transfer window and player movement, however, its almost impossible to ignore Arsenal Football Club and Arsene Wenger. The French manager has been at the helm of the red side of North London for nearly two decades now and has amassed a list with some of the best transfers in the history of the game. Names like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, and Freddie Ljungberg all remind us just how good Wenger was in the early 2000′s with his transfer window dealings. Players like Henry, Vieira, Pires, and Ljungberg don’t come around very often and many thought that Wenger was able to squeeze out the best of each before they ultimately moved on. Don’t get me wrong, many Arsenal fans would have preferred if they’d stuck around for another year or two before heading to their next clubs, but its hard to argue that for these players, most of their best football was played at Highbury and around England.

Then came Wenger’s new approach to the transfer window it seemed. Players like Mathieu Flamini, Gael Clichy, and Samir Nasri found themselves signing contracts with new clubs just as they were getting into their prime. Then came the back-to-back summers that Arsenal fans will want to forget about. First came the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, a move that was inevitable and tough to swallow but forgivable. But then, well then the unthinkable happened. Robin Van Persie refused to sign a contract extension last season forcing Wenger to sell and sell he did. There’s no need to go into what happened next because you probably wouldn’t be reading this article if you weren’t aware of Van Persie’s fortunes this season.

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2 Comments on "Arsene Wenger Talks Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas as Window Opens"

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  1. Goonerbeall says:

    So you are suggesting Wenger is deluded to talk about players he cant afford? I am disappointed to hear such insult or is it someone talking rubbish?
    That man should be left alone to do his job until
    his contract ends. Then we can evaluate what he has done.

    • Kasey McLean says:

      Wasn’t suggesting that at all – there are just a lot of articles out there that immediately link a manager speaking about a player with the club ready to open negotiations. I’m an Arsenal fan and the past several seasons have been difficult at times with regard to the transfer window. I’m a huge fan of Wenger’s and am still loyal to him and what he’s done.

      Would I like to see Rooney come to Arsenal? Absolutely. I think he’s got a lot left to offer and he’s a proven goalscorer. He’s also got an edge that the club need up front.

      Would I like to see Fabregas come back? Of course.

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